[Athen] Digital Books and Players: a 2-part Webinar Series Nov. 15, 29

Prof Norm Coombs norm.coombs at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 09:05:47 PST 2007

EASI (Equal Access to Software and Information) presents a 2-part Webinar
series providing information on the cutting edge of digital e-texts for
persons with disabilities which will soon be the standard for students from
K-12 through university.


Presenter: Robert Lee Beach, Assistive Technology Specialist
Kansas City Kansas Community College
Two part free series. Thursday November 15 and 29 - 2PM EASTERN

The advent of digital books has made accessing reading materials for
individuals with disabilities a more pleasant experience. Sound quality is

and navigation is far superior to the old analog tape books. However, with
so many options for players and sources of books, what does one need to be
aware of when shopping for reading materials and equipment.

In December of 2005, Robert presented a 2-part workshop titled "Why Pick a
DAISY" which looked at some of the resources and players for DAISY books. Some

changes have happened with both the players and sources. In this
presentation, Robert will again discuss some of the sources of books and
update you on

what is happening with these. Then he will review software and hardware
players for digital books and update you on the offerings available
today. Included will be a demonstration of the new Victor Stream and a
discussion of the new NLS books that are expected to come out in 2008.

PART ONE will give a brief description of digital books, where they can be
found, and what some of the differences are between books from these
sources. Then there will be demonstrations of 3 out of the 4 software
players: Book Wizard Reader, Easy-Reader, and Victor ReaderSoft.

Part 2 will finish the software player demonstrations with the gh
Player. Then there will be demonstrations of 4 hardware players: Victor
Classic, Victor Wave, Book Port, and the new Victor Stream. As time
permits, other players can be discussed.

You need to register for the FREE Digital Talking Books and Players Two
Part Series in order to reserve a seat in the virtual presentation room and
to receive the login details as well as to receive an archived recording of
the presentations shortly after the 2 events. To register, go to:


(This Webinar is listed about half way down the page.)

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EASI Events for November
Webinar 4-part Series Taming PowerPoint and Designing for Accessibility On
and Off the Web
Read more and register at easi.cc/clinic.htm
Month-long Online Course Barrier-free E-learning
Read more and register at http//easi.cc/workshop.htm

Norman Coombs
CEO EASI (www.easi.cc)
(949) 855-4852 Pacific time zone)

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